‘Terrible at goodbyes’: Serena Williams begins farewell tour with Canadian Open defeat

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  • Retiring great falls 6-2, 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in Toronto
  • Standing ovation and tributes but no win for American

The first stop on Serena Williams’s farewell tour came to a quick end as she fell 6-2, 6-4 to Belinda Bencic in the second round of the Canadian Open, a day after announcing her forthcoming retirement from tennis.

Williams arrived on the court to a standing ovation and had the full support of the capacity crowd throughout the 77-minute match but was unable to conjure up the old magic that helped her lift three titles in Canada.

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Written by Reuters
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